what Trump said after the US Navy lost 7 sailors

Early this morning, the United States heard the heartbreaking news that the seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald’s collision with a Japanese merchant vessel were found dead.

However, instead of acknowledging these American heroes who died while serving their country, Trump spent the morning tweeting about himself.

While it is not out of character for Trump to embark on a self-congratulatory rant, to do so in the face of such a horrific national tragedy is not only inappropriate but wholly un-American. And it did not go unnoticed.

Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, spoke about today’s misfortune, offering leadership where the President failed to do so.

“This loss is something we all feel. We have found a number of the remains … of our missing shipmates, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families of those shipmates.”

Instead of tweeting already-debunked lies about his approval ratings, perhaps the President of the United States should instead focus on those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to this country.